Johnsense (606) - - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark pour, loads of lace. Roasty aroma - The hops play second fiddle to coffee and roasted malt. Slight citrus up front, but itís in the background from here on out. Coffee, Roasted malt. Differnt from other Black IPAís Iíve had - Almost a porter with some citrus hopping as opposed to a hoppy piney IPA with the black characteristics secondary.
merc7186 (1490) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Dark Roasted Malts, Black Bread, Mild Chocolate
T: Dark Roasted Malts, Black Bread, Piney, Mild Chocolate
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Dry, Semi Bitter
Overall, a pretty solid black IPA, definitely in my top 3 black IPA
BeerFanDan17 (948) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice roasted palate with a rich semi-sweet maltiness and mild holiness.
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berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Harpoon Brewery in Vt. Poured almost black with white head. Smooth taste with slight cocoa notes. Drinkable but Iím thinking 1 was enough.
snoworsummer (1041) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a variety pack. Pours dark almost black/brown with a thin tan head. Smells like roasted malt, sweet caramel, and some pine. Taste is similar. Light roasted coffee, caramel, citrus and piney hoppy flavor. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
Ed5388 (1258) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet caramel, and some pine. Taste is similar. Light roasted coffee, caramel, citrus and piney hops.
jrob21 (2188) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good more seasionable take on the style. Some lemon citrus aromas. Medium bodied and bittersweet roasty malt flavor up front. Fades into some more bitter his and the finish is slight cocoa and bittersweet coffee again. Left with a light sweetness.
Nickls (1708) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nearly black with a beige head. Spicy and earthy hops with dark chocolate in the aroma. Bitter, but mostly dark espresso and chocolate notes in the flavor. Lighter to medium body. Not terrible but not what I expect fromo the style.
high_on_hops (470) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a deep black with a white head and lacing. It has a medium aroma of dark malt and earthy hops. The flavor is toasty dark malt up front with a more hoppy middle and semi-bitter aftertaste over a medium body.
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ozarkspops (289) - - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black pour. Medium white head. Porter like aroma. Toasty. Some charcoal. And a little bit of citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is very similar in profile. Toasty. Charcoal. Hop flavor comes through more. More earthy and spicy. Sweet finish.
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Khaggerty118 (63) - Olney, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ash. Thats what I think of when I drink this beer. The infusion didnít really come through to me. It just tastes like a burnt stout/porter. Slight fruity aroma. Not very strong. A hopped roasted ale with ipa scent. Meh